Masonry buildings dominate college campuses across the country, from neo-Gothic chapels to Georgian libraries to modern residence halls. When you consider the demands on a dormitory building, it’s easy to see why masonry meets them all. Download PDF
When you consider the demands on a school building, it’s easy to understand why masonry is the ideal material to meet them all. A community’s school buildings represent its investment in the future. Communities that build schools with masonry materials have realized the best return on that investment. Masonry offers: Download PDF
Successful cold weather masonry construction requires knowledge of code requirements, workforce and planning capabilities, along with the capacity to be flexible and innovative. Building codes mandate certain procedures when constructing masonry during cold weather when the ambient air temperature is 400F and below. The requirements are grouped within temperature ranges, and while the provisions are…
Successful cold weather masonry construction requires knowledge of code requirements and planning capabilities, along with the capacity to be flexible and innovative. The code provides prescriptive requirements that must be met when the ambient air temperature is below 40oF.
01.410.1001 – Mortar Joint Profiles
06.130.0501: Base / cove alternatives This set of diagrams show alterative options to handle the transition of a tile assembly between wall and floor, illustrating a flush cove base, lipped cove base, and simple square base condition. When using a coved base, the horizontal leg of the cove should reside flush or slightly above the…
06.130.0103: Tile Floor, Tile on mortar bed over plywood This detail illustrates tile laid on a cured reinforced mortar bed over plywood, with a cleavage membrane separating the tile assembly from the substrate. Waterproof or crack isolation membranes are optional, per design. This detail is based on TCNA Method F145.
06.410.1311: Expansion Joint Diagram – EJ's at tile perimeter and changes of plane
03.040.0201 – Stone Veneer, Steel Stud Backup
03.030.0401: Anchored stone veneer